Malawi soldier shoots himself dead in DRC peace-keeping mission

Malawian soldier who was on peace-keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) shot dead himself using a K2 rifle in the wee hours of Saturday, June 20, 2015, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

Corporal Lyson Manda who was working at Kamuzu Barracks, is understood to have discharged his own weapon  on the chest while in his bed.

Military officials are investigating the circumstances of the accident.

Spokesman for Malawi Defence Force (MDF) , Lieutenant Chimphwanya said “ it is with deep regret that the Malawi Defence Force has to confirm the death of Corporal Lyson Manda who shot himself dead in DRC.”

He said the army will come up with a statement regarding the death of Corporal Manda.

“ The cause of his action will be known by the yet-to-be instituted investigation which will be available to the public soon”, said Chimphwanya.

He said Manda’s death is “a tragic blow” to everyone in the military and offered most sincere condolences, to the other soldiers and to his family .

The deceased, Manda, 35 years old hailed from Kayuni village, Traditional Authority Kyungu in the northern district of Karonga.

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misonzi
misonzi
6 years ago

Che Jali can’t even spell the word ’blunder’ amvekere ’brander’ Hahahaaaa where did you attend your primary school? Ndikati secondary nde kuti ndakudutsani pa mutu coz nzachidziwikire kuti school a Che Jali ndi ZERO

amfana
6 years ago

SILIKALI WINA MKADZI WAKE NDICHIBWENZI CHANGA.WANDIUZA KUTI NDIMUKWATILE.KUNENA ZOONA CHILI BO!

gogoda
gogoda
6 years ago

The reason is that the deceased’s wife was having sex with his boss

Joseph Moyo
6 years ago

koma mcp tizingomva stolen govt basi nde mudawaona akuba dpp kungowasya bas?ndye mutikwane utengene upresident yo mulamulatu tikuoneran ngat zizalongosoke mukuona ngat nkuphunzisa wana kut amangomera?kadukabwanj?

kenneth malikita
kenneth malikita
6 years ago

So painful, soldiers b strong in every situation LMANDA R.I.P

Young LC Adams
6 years ago

Wow.!!! inna lillah wainna lillah wrajeeghuun…rest in peac my brother..

Ambolozio
6 years ago

R I P

vendort
vendort
6 years ago

Something doesnt add up here. Somebody can shoot himself in the chedt whilst sleeping in bed. Tamafufuzani kaye nkhani chonde.

Alfred Mkangala
Alfred Mkangala
6 years ago

Muziphadi chaka chino simunati…Azikazi anu amangonyengetsa mukapita ku peace keeping kwanuko…

Wina Msilikali nzanu wa ku Senga bay Mkazi wake akungokweredwa mu Gulliver mu ndi ma minibus driver mpaka mimba….choncho akamva mwati saziphanso ameneyo?

Zitsiru za anthu.

William
William
6 years ago

We want to know the reason RIP

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